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Cycle trails good for health, economy 14 April 2022

New Zealand’s cycle trails and cycle tourism are more popular than ever.

Milestone for MIQ as NZDF security departs 31 March 2022

An important milestone in the operations of Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) has been reached with the release of the vast majority of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) security personnel. Their significant duties have contributed greatly to the success of MIQ.

MIQ voucher booking system to end, decommissioning of facilities underway 24 March 2022

With New Zealand now reopening to the world and MIQ winding down, the MIQ voucher booking system is being decommissioned, says Head of MIQ Chris Bunny.

Sudima MIQ facility to support Rotorua community during Omicron outbreak 21 March 2022

The last remaining MIQ facility in Rotorua is to be used to support the community during the current Omicron outbreak. The Sudima Rotorua Managed Isolation Facility will be available to support community cases from Tuesday 22 March 2022 until the end of May.

Border changes for unvaccinated New Zealand Citizens 18 March 2022

The Government has agreed that unvaccinated New Zealand citizens, and those who are eligible to travel to New Zealand do not need to enter MIQ or to self-isolate. This change takes effect from 11.59pm on Friday 18 March.

Tourism Kick-start Fund opens on 1 April 17 March 2022

Tourism businesses in the 5 South Island communities most reliant on international visitors will be able to apply for support from the $49 million Tourism Kick-start Fund initiative on 1 April.

MIQ announces which facilities are set to leave network 11 March 2022

MIQ can today announce which facilities are set to leave its network by the end of June.

MIQ is evolving as New Zealand reopens its borders to the world 10 March 2022

32 facilities will reduce to 4 by the end of June, and the workforce in them will change too, with workers from Defence Force, Health, Aviation Security and other agencies returning to their home organisations for redeployment.

Applications now open for Tourism Infrastructure Fund 01 March 2022

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is now open for applications from councils to address infrastructure needs related to tourism.

Events Transition Support Payment scheme extended and expanded 12 February 2022

The Events Transition Support Payment scheme (ETSP), introduced in November 2021 to give event organisers financial certainty to host large scale events over summer, will be extended from 4 April 2022 to 31 January 2023 and expanded to include business events.